Utah lawmakers to address ‘hell’ of BLM-created wild horse crisis

“It is a hell,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, sponsor of HCR22. “They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions,” Ivory said. “This is a hell for the ecosystem. This is a hell for wildlife species. … This is a hell for the animals themselves.” Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Lawmakers want feds to rein in wild […]

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Nevada, Oregon Bundy trials marred by bumbling prosecutors, tainted witnesses

U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown already has issued orders for occupation leaders Ammon Bundy, who was acquitted of all charges, and Ryan Payne, who has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge, to be flown from Nevada to Oregon to testify for the defense. The defendants’ request for Santilli was filed on Sunday, after defendants learned that Cooper, who pleaded guilty to […]

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Fed agencies not held to account for environmental destruction, wildfires

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer told me that immediately after the Canyon fire, local loggers organized and went into the burned area to retrieve any and all useful logs. The logs were hauled to a local mill so some consumptive use of the resources could be achieved. The masterminds at the federal government shut them down upon discovery, thereby wasting […]

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FLASHBACK: Utah sheriffs sounded warnings about BLM bully, Dan Love, years ago

Love and a team of FBI agents unearthed human remains discovered in the national monument in 2008, reasoning the site could be a crime scene. The monument archaeologist objected, however, believing the site was likely historic and any excavation should have been led by scientists. The archaeologist was baffled that law enforcement did not notify him of their plans, and that Love […]

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Colorado Rep re-introduces bill protecting land owners from BLM errors

Tipton Re-Introduces Bill to Protect Private Land Owners Following BLM Resurveys “The bill also protects landowners if the BLM determines that the property that was previously believed to be private property should be reclassified as federal land.” Congressman Scott Tipton re-introduced the Resurveys Entitle Adjacent Landowners (REAL) Protection Act (H.R. 6288) in the 114th Congress to provide protections and certainty […]

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BLM fails to provide solutions to wild horse disaster it created

“An increased wild horse and burro population wouldn’t be a bad thing, except that the out of control population growth is destroying the health of our rangeland, which harms these beautiful animals.” In recent years, we’ve seen the wild horse and burro population skyrocket – It’s estimated that there are now 49,000 roaming in the western states. In addition, there […]

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BLM flip-flops on motorized travel, after county commissioner convicted

BLM considering trail plans for controversial Recapture Canyon Convicted commissioner calls proposals ‘way past due’; agency calls them ‘big milestone’ By Dennis Romboy Deseret News BLANDING — The Bureau of Land Management is considering proposals for the future of the southeastern Utah canyon where a San Juan County commissioner led an ATV protest ride that landed him in jail. The BLM’s […]

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Nevada State vet rings alarm bells on feral horse populations

State vet: Declare horse population an emergency by FALLON GODWIN-BUTLER Elko Daily Free Press “Dr. Goicoechea couldn’t have hit it any better on the head. We’ve got a disaster out here on the open range,” said Assemblyman John Ellison. “People should be arrested for the shape these horses are in.” ELKO — Public comments at the National Wild Horse and Burro […]

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Are BLM Nevada sage grouse efforts in violation of federal law?

Commentary: BLM sage grouse guidelines will bury land users in paperwork Thomas Mitchell from Elko Daily Free Press The Bureau of Land Management this past week issued eight guideline memos instructing federal land managers in 11 Western states as to how they are to carry out policies intended to protect greater sage grouse — a move that threatens to bury […]

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